Nadia Owusu
Associate Director for Learning and Equity, Living Cities
Brooklyn, NY


Nadia is Associate Director for Learning and Equity at Living Cities. In this role, she leads Living Cities' communications work, focused on harnessing the power of story, information, and technology to foster experimentation, co-creation, and adoption of promising approaches to address poverty and inequality in US cities. In support of this, she develops and implements digital, content,community management, and event strategies to share what Living Cities is learning, and to learn from the work of others.

Nadia graduated from Pace University with a BA in Political Science and holds an MS from Hunter College’s Department of Urban Affairs and Planning. In addition to serving on the board of ioby, she is on the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of Fund Good Jobs. She believes that stories can change the world and loves working with organizations and individuals to create stories that engage, inspire, and spark action for a better world. Nadia is the author of the chapbook So Devilish a Fire and the forthcoming book Aftershocks.  

She is currently enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program. She lives in Brooklyn where she can often be found writing at her favorite coffee shop.